An even split between productivity and fun for the weekend is what we've got to dish up for you this fine Price Drop column. If you like cameras and image editing, then we've got that and if you just wanna get your fishing rod out, we've got that for you too. So dig in, ladies and gents.
Occasionally, we like to take a break from featuring Macs on discount and turn our attention full on to the iOS devices that make our day-to-day lives easier, better, more connected (and more distracted). So this week's round up of the latest, greatest deals on Apple gear will feature all your favorite handhelds, so let's get tapping.
It's an across the board special this week. Games? We got it. Learning? Got it. Cute stuff for the kids. Done. Exercise? Productivity? Music making? Yes, yes, and oh my yes, a biggie on that last one. Well, then, let's get right to it.
This week's refurbs, specifically in the MacBook Air range, are really a matter of horse trading. Bigger screen or faster flash-storage? Newer model versus nearly the same older, bigger model with only a tiny bump on the price tag? It's all a matter of what you need versus what you want. Also this week: the 2013 Mac Pro!
With iOS 8's great new features, lots of apps are updating in your App Store (you may have even found the App Store hard to connect to lately). Some apps are just updating for the new OS and some are actively integrating the tools of the new OS, and some — best of all — are also cutting prices while integrating those tools. A fair share of this week's apps hit that sweet last category, but there are also plenty more sales that are just good deals anyway.
So while you're all busy checking out iOS 8 and enjoying tap tap tapping your mobile screens, we've got a boatload of discounts for you. While we've enjoyed the latest, newest Airs and the like coming to the refurb store, this week we're returning to our ~$1,000 limit on refurb Macs. Part of what makes refurbs so awesome is their discount pricing, but once you're up over $1,500 anyway, a discount seems less pressing. So without further ado, here's the best sorta kinda under a grand Macs and plenty other much cheaper goodies to boot.
It's been a big week for Apple fans and it's about to get just a little bit bigger with this weekend's round of low-priced apps. If you want to get your life into some semblance of order, want to be on time, or want to see your to-do list get blown to bits, this is your week. There's loads of good stuff for the productivity-minded, but don't worry — there are games a'plenty, too.
We've told you before about grabbing the Mac minis when we offer them. This week's crop of refurbs is fresh out of the diminutive powerhouse desktops, but fear not, we have plenty of great deals including, like last week, some of the newest model MacBook Airs we've seen yet. But our youngest model of all is an iMac that just hit the market as a new model this very June — and best of all, it's under a grand. So let's get into these tasty deals while they're hot!
Well, this is it, people. When next we meet to discuss discount apps, the curtains will have parted for Apple's latest release, and maybe if you're really, really lucky some of you will be reading this on iOS 8 Gold Master powered devices. All we can say for sure right now is that we have some great discounts this week, so it's time to stock up on some freebies and cheapies so you have all your money ready for next week.
As everyone who reads these columns more than once knows that we like to focus on refurbs that aren't too old. Picking a Mac that's 2 years old gets you a decent enough machine, but everyone prefers brand-spanking new. This week, we're excited because there are some MacBook Airs in here from THIS YEAR. That's pretty doggone new, and all our others are less than 1 year old, so these are some pretty sweet refurbs in action.